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Click to edit Master subtitle  style "To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer."  Paul Ehrlich.   "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to  build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to  produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."  Rich Cook.  "Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers."  Leonard Brandwein.   "UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a  genius to understand the simplicity."  Dennis Ritchie.    
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Click to edit Master subtitle  style Prof. Bovee Fall 2007
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Why Are Computers Complex?
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Why Are Computers Complex? u They’re NOT! u Basic concepts date back to the 1950’s and  John Von Neumann u For each function your computer can perform,  there is an amount of time you must spend to  learn how to perform that function u Computers are constantly changing…for the  better u You know a lot more then you think you know!
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Hardware Basics u Motherboards Also known as MainBoards u RAM (Random Access Memory) 256 MB DRAM, 512 MB DRAM … u Processor  Pentium II 266 Mhz, Pentium IV 2.7 Ghz, Intel  Centrino 1.2 Ghz… u Question: What are the minimum specifications for Windows XP?
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